Refashioning Iran: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and Historiography

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 10, 2001 - History - 216 pages
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Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi offers a corrective to recent works on Orientalism that focus solely on European scholarly productions without exploring the significance of native scholars and vernacular scholarship to the making of Oriental studies. He brings to light a wealth of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Indo-Persian texts, made "homeless" by subsequent nationalist histories and shows how they relate to Indo-Iranian modernity. In doing so, he argues for a radical rewriting of Iranian history with profound implications for Islamic debates on gender.

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MOHAMAD TAVAKOLI-TARGHI is Associate Professor of Historiography and Middle Eastern History at the Illinois State University. His publications have appeared in Radical America, Iranian Studies, and Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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